Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WCW/nWo World Tour N64 Commerical

I was just aimlessly browsing videos on YouTube and found an old commercial in America for one of the first games I had on N64. WCW/nWo World Tour. Does anyone remember this game? Mine came with a knock-off rumble pack because this game supported it...SCORE!

I was in the thick of a Pro Wrestling fad when I was in my early teens and ended up with a whole swag of Wrestling Games on the N64. I also have some on XBOX360 because whether you like watching wrestling or not, these wrestling beat-em up games are very fun to play.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 16 Nightly Giveaway Poker Tournament

Well we're out 11 minutes from the first hand and there is 925 registrations so far.

Edit #1

Stats after first hand:

During current Hold'em session you were dealt 1 hands and saw flop:
 - 0 out of 0 times while in big blind (0%)
 - 0 out of 0 times while in small blind (0%)
 - 0 out of 1 times in other positions (0%)
 - a total of 0 out of 1 (0%)
 Pots won at showdown - 0 of 0 (0%)
 Pots won without showdown - 0

Edit #2

Dealer: Game #xxxx: xxxx wins pot (510) with two pair, Kings and Eights

Gives you an idea what we're playing with ^^That wasn't me

Edit #3

My current placing is 548 out of 1027 after 6 hands, losing small and big blinds 10/20

Edit #4 

The 1st place prize is $24.80AU

Coming 234th will land that player 15c

Edit #5

Just won a 850 pot before the break...then wasted 50 on a post win high/O.D of confidence. My rank at the first break is 321 out of the remaining 701 players

Edit #6

Back from the break and a major regret...the blinds are 50/100 now and I got A8 of spades and didn't bother to play, on the flop 3 spades came down :facepalm: Oh man :( It's been awhile since I've played, but still. Son I am disappoint :/

Edit #7

Less than 500 players left. Current position 307/458

Edit #8

The end is nigh, rank 355/377

Edit #9

And I'm out, pair of Kings beaten by trip 6's...666? oooohhhhh o.O  That's usually my hand.

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The Evolving Blog

Hi everyone, I'm gaining followers and loving it. As a sign of my appreciation I have done us both a favor...updated the look and feel of this blog!

New visitors can now see what this blog is all about with a list of my most popular entries, there is also a visitor counter and browsing past entries is now easier with a more effective archiving scheme.

To celebrate I have registered for a PokerStars freeroll tournament that has $150 of prize money on offer.

You might be aware that On April 20th (toke on lulz) 2011, control of the domain name was returned to the company from the US Attorney's office, "to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. players’ funds held in account with the companies."

^^This has not affected me as I am in Australia, and I'm playing a free tournament with real money as prizes.

During this tournament I will maintain a blog of what's happening at the table and what's going through my mind - This will be close to real-time with edits to the original blog (so this place doesn't get littered with new entries).

Starts in about 20 minutes, wish me luck :)

Also, here's a picture I enjoyed and want to share

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Australian Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

This weekend just gone I went through some old magazines I have. One was an old G (green living) Magazine from September 2008.

There is a small blurb that states:

The sale of incandescent bulbs will be banned in Australia by the end of 2010. This will reduce our electricity use by 4 terrawatts per year - that's as much electricity as a small coal-fired power station produces.

-Originally sourced from the Federal Department of the Environment

4 terrawatts = 4,000,000,000,000 watts

There are 24 hours in a day and 365 days in an regular year, multiply these together and you have a total of 8760 hours in one year.

To determine the cited savings in the standard unit of kilowatt hour, we first have to turn those watts into kilowatts by dividing by 1,000

So 4,000,000,000 kilowatts - Now we average this use across all the hours of one year (8760 hours).

4,000,000,000 / 8760 = 456,621 kWh (456.6 Megawatt Hours)

...So by just switching light bulbs Australia collectively saves 456.6mWh every hour for an entire year?!?

This seems impressive, divided over 22million residents of Australia it comes out at about a 0.5 kilowatt hour saving...@ 20c per kilowatt hour, Australians are supposedly saving 10c an hour because of this switch - But was the 4 terrawatt figure for savings given in 2008 accurate? I'm not sure :P

What I do know is that if one business provided the whole of Australia with electricity and this happened that it would represent (at a rate of 20c per kWh) a loss of income of $91,324.20 every hour, or $2,191,780.80 per day...a whopping $799,999,992 per year. And people wonder why electricity prices keep rising...

According to

"...950 grams of CO2 is evolved for every KWh of electricity produced"

Making the assumption that all of those 4 terrawatts were sourced from coal fired power plants, this would represent a saving in C02 emissions of 433,790 Kg...every hour, for a year.

Considering Australia is preventing nearly half a megaton of CO2 every hour, why is the Labor Government of Australia introducing a carbon tax?